Day 1, Quito, Ecuador

Random musings from day 1:

  • The popular route to Quito from the US is via Houston. Houston is really halfway to South America. SO much Spanish speaking.
  • Quito is a nice city — various signs of third worldness, but also some surpringsly cleaned up and laid back sections. Not nearly as loud or dirty as Indian or Chinese cities.
  • Spanish – accent neutral – wonderful.
  • Almuerzo – you order almuerzo and they give you the special of the day. No menu.
  • Ecuador uses US Dollars as currency. This makes it so much easier to buy stuff. You know exactly how much you’re paying.
  • Living – my brother has an apartment here (he teaches English) and living in an apt in foreign city is much different than hostel /hotelling it. Obvious, I know, but it really is different, and I like it.
  • Indigenous women are interesting. Much darker skin, wear distinctive hats.
  • Quito as a city is really LONG. North/south. The Andes border the city on either side.

2 Responses to Day 1, Quito, Ecuador

  1. Thailand says:

    We all spend time on planning vacations. If it’s not you then it’s probably your significant. Think of the time we spend choosing the destination, getting the best airlines fares, the right clothes and the best sightseeing adventures for a great trip.

  2. Thailand says:

    We all spend time on planning vacations. If it’s not you then it’s probably your significant. Think of the time we spend choosing the destination, getting the best airlines fares, the right clothes and the best sightseeing adventures for a great trip.

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